With 450 completed projects and counting—this accomplishment is a resounding testament to the trust and confidence our clients have vested in us over two decades. Our professional experience translates into huge value for our clients and the projects we undertake.
Regardless of the complexity of your project, we will conceive an ideal, fully-integrated architectural design solution with emphasis on quality, time and cost. Our scope of services will be clearly defined in our proposal to ensure that both you and our team are clear on responsibilities, commitments and deliverables.
We believe that each project is unique, with its own opportunities and challenges, and thus has its own solution. It is our job to navigate through these factors in order to deliver a successful project.
We offer a full range of services to assist you in realizing your goals.
Altius is proud to offer you our range of core architectural services, including feasibility studies, architectural programming and problem solving, conceptual development, schematic and design development, and construction documentation. These are some of the traditional architectural services that we are proud to offer in order to create the highest caliber of design possible for your project, within your target budget and schedule.
Our licensed architects and experts in building technologies will listen and work with you in order to translate your dream project into the best possible reality.
LIASON WITH GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
One of the delicate stages in any architectural project is the interface with local authorities that have jurisdiction over your property and project. They are mandated to execute the bylaws that, if not diligently researched, may set your project back or worse: may render the project infeasible due to extensive restrictions.
Altius has been coordinating with different local agencies in many towns and regions in Ontario for more than two decades. Based on our historical encounters, we have the collective experience to anticipate their reactions to project applications. This vital knowledge can be very beneficial to you, because we will advise you ahead of time whether the ideas in the design and construction of your project will likely be challenged. This, in turn, will influence the overall direction of the design, but remain faithful to the desires you have in mind for the project.
MANAGEMENT OF ENGINEERING AND SUB-CONSULTANTS
One of the roles Altius will assume as your licensed architect is to act as your prime consultant and technical manager. We spearhead the coordination of all engineering and sub-consultants, such as structural engineers, mechanical engineers and specialty consultants, in order to attain results that are well-integrated and seamless. This starts early on in the design process and continues up to construction administration. We have partnerships with our preferred licensed and registered consultants, or we can work with certified consultants of your choice.
Our licensed architects and experts will listen and work with you in order to translate your dream project into the best possible reality.
We can design your hard landscaping feature to complement foliage selected by your licensed landscape architect. This ensures that the hard and soft elements of your exterior are harmonious. Hard landscaping design includes driveways, patios, decks, swimming pools, and outdoor kitchens and barbecue areas. Plus, it includes whatever else you want to see for your perfect outdoor experience, however you may define it.
We take pride in our architectural design solutions. As a result, we are as passionate as you about your project, and want to see our vision transform from paper to reality. We achieve this through periodic site visits, shop drawing review, and communication with contractors, and track the progress of construction in terms of schedule and adherence to design.
While optional, our preference is to extend our core architectural services and include interior design. This ensures that we continue to provide an integrated selection of plumbing fixtures, finishes, furnishings, colour, décor and accessories. Our registered interior designers have the expertise and proper training that will assist you in the meticulous process of finalizing your choices.
As an optional service, our partner firm Altius CM can relieve you from the stress of the construction process, and manage the project based on an approved construction drawing, agreed budget and time frame. Through the use of online tools, you will have access to construction developments via site photos, approvals, change orders and similar activities—all from your mobile device and computer.
Through the use of online tools, you will have access to construction developments via site photos, approvals, change orders and similar activities—all from your mobile device and computer.
CUSTOM URBAN HOMES
Starting with a connection to the neighbourhood and surrounding topography, and working within the municipality’s design restrictions, we construct an initial schematic plan and 3D model. We’re happy to integrate your requirements, whether they be a great fireplace, sustainability options, or an amazing backyard, and layout your state-of-the-art bespoke house. Once the design is finished to your satisfaction, we move into construction phase. You’ll end up with a beautiful, modern, and sophisticated home that you can be proud of.
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WATERFRONT, VACATION HOMES, AND COTTAGES
We know that you have carefully chosen your field, forest or waterfront home site, and we start by orienting the main spaces of your home to the best views and beauty of the surrounding land. Outdoor amenity spaces—such as pools, boathouses or screen porches—are carefully integrated into the design, so you can take advantage of being outdoors as much as possible. We build with natural materials and colours which complement the landscape, and generally work with you to make sure you and your family and friends have a beautiful and modern vacation home.
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In the country, our homes are all about connecting to the outdoors.
Whether you need a show room, renderings, sales packages or simply help with the initial stages of your project—we have the experience to take you from start to finish.
We will help you understand the regulations governing your site, and facilitate your understanding of local regulations. We will carefully design a financially and aesthetically pleasing project for you, and then direct you through the municipal approvals process. Whether you need a showroom, renderings, sales packages or simply help with the initial stages of your project—we have the experience to take you from start to finish.
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COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND SPECIALTY
If you have a specialty project which you need help with, we work on offices, churches, restaurants, medical clinics, art galleries, retail outlets, daycares, and factories. Whatever your needs are, our integrated service model works to help you create the space you need for your business. We’re inspired by function, and have a considerable track record of making sure people love the environment where they work. Here at Altius we understand that a well-designed workspace improves productivity and employee job satisfaction, and makes your business stronger.
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BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY OPTIONS
We offer a range of sustainability options, and would be delighted to help you chose the one that’s right for your project. Whether you are interested in improving energy efficiency, or adding solar panels, we offer a broad range of sustainability options.
In 20 years of service, we have become specialists in a range of building types.
Allow us to inform you about the incredible energy savings of a certified Passive House home, multi-unit dwelling or commercial project. You could save up to 90% on energy bills with appropriate windows, good insulation and quality construction. We can increase your comfort with fine-tuned control over indoor air quality and temperature, and reduce your building’s annual carbon emissions to net zero.
Our LEED-certified professionals are ready to work with you and bring your project to a new level of energy savings, greenhouse gas reduction, and reduction of landfill waste. LEED is a rating system for building green, with points for healthier indoor environment, daylighting, and other innovative methods to increase productivity and profitability in your business space. We can help you achieve a basic certification or reach the higher levels.
We can increase your comfort with finetuned control over indoor air quality and temperature, and reduce your building’s annual carbon emissions to net zero.
We offer a range of sustainability options, and are happy to help you choose the one that’s right for your project.
Take advantage of the benefits of energy efficiency with the way we design your space. Lower your energy costs, cut emissions, improve operating performance, and increase your assets in line with your values. Build a higher quality home with a better building shell, and energy-efficient upgrades and fixtures that save you money through energy performance that exceeds conventional standards.
Create your own sustainable building. We will bring your ideas together into one unified package, and will advise you on everything. If you like solar panels, advanced appliances, innovative fixtures and heating systems, and the highest-quality indoor air and building shell systems—we will create the best system for you within your target budget. With years of experience in sustainable and standout design, we never forget that it all needs to come together in the perfect product for your needs. We will build it as you imagine it.